Ripley's fertility statues are going on tour and will be visiting a Ripley's museum near me. It is claimed that thousands of women, many who thought they would never conceive, have become pregnant after touching the statues. I know these pregnancies are the result of coincidence, not science, but if I visit the exhibit I'll be sure to give the statues a wide berth.
In 1993 Ripley Entertainment acquired two African fertility statues, little knowing that they would become the all-time most popular Ripley museum exhibit. Initially they stood like sentinels in the Orlando world headquarters, an interesting conversation piece for sure, but nothing more. Then, unexplainably there seemed to be a population explosion going on in the Ripley office. First it was the receptionist, the woman who sat nearest them who became pregnant, then others who either by fault or desire touched the statues, found themselves in a maternal way. Thirteen months later when the Wall Street Journal ran an article about the Ripley birth phenomena – 13 pregnancies in 13 months – suddenly the statues were national news.